Advice To Live By

“Your reward is proportional to your perspiration. Always be patient, be smart, be ready!”

– American Ballet Theatre, Pro tip

If you want results, you have to do the work. Find the heart to pursue your passions and dreams and do the perseverance to push through, learn from, and use to your advantage the challenges that come your way.

Consciously Choose

Consciously choose your words.

Consciously choose your thoughts.

Consciously choose your actions.

Consciously choose your beliefs.

Consciously choose your attitude.

Consciously be aware of and work to control your emotions and reactions.

All of these create your life. Consciously create your life.

Be consistent in this practice.

Wake with blessings and gratitude. Affirm your life.

Do everything that is in your best interest at all times. – AJ

Bits of Wisdom

• Books, audio, videos of things that move you forward, lift, inspire, and motivate you in life and in your passions.

• Dominate your field

• “Let go of your mistakes and do better next time.” – Joel Olsteen

• Think like the person you want to be, act like the person that you want to be, feel like the person you want to be.

• Respect your nature, know your nature

• Master consistency, master your daily routines

• Success = quiet, little actions with love

• Make a choice to do it (live and do the tasks that you need to do)

• Small and steady wins the race

• Kill your procrastination

• Put in the work

• “Feed your hunger to learn, grow, and love.” – Tony Robbins

• You’re either willing to do what it takes or you aren’t. – say: I am. I am willing. I am willing to go the extra mile and to push through, no matter what.

• When you get better, life gets better.

• The fruit of everything good in life begins with a challenge

Pain

Pain is necessary, suffering is not

Pursue your passions, accept your struggle. Let your pain shape you, and love transform you.” 

         – Mirtha Michelle, Castro Mármol

Pain is a tool to be used and learned from. It is meant to help us. It assists in our growth, which makes it an important factor in life. We just need to remember this, and pain itself, as well as letting go after the experience, won’t be an issue. 

Suffering, on the other hand, is neither necessary or useful. Suffering begets extra negativity that we do not need. It is what causes us to hold on. Holding onto things, emotions, ideas, and people we do not need and that do not serve us is unnecessary. We do not have to suffer. Suffering is a self-inflicted mechanism that we have 100% control over.

Accept what you can not change, and learn to change what you can. Always be on the learning curve. Pain is your ally. 

Feel and let go. Attach yourself to nothing except Love. 

Love: A Verb and A Being

EVOLution. REVOLution. sOLUTION.

 There is a reason that these words are framed this way.

 Love is a verb. Love is action. Love is what you do. And love is a being. It is a literal, physical form.

 It is you. It is me. It is US. WE Are Love. We are the force that saves us. We are the force that creates, destroys, and makes change. We are ever evolving.

 Borders do not exist, they were created. Races do not exist, they were created. Class does not exist, it was created. Separation is not the answer, unity is. Being involved with life is the answer. Caring about yourself and others is the answer. 

 Show up, do your best, and always come back to Love. Come home to yourself. 

 

Greatness 101

Today’s greatness tips come from one of my spiritual leaders, John Assaraf. Follow him on Facebook to see his talks on Tuesdays, 11 am central time.

Learn, Practice, Repeat

We must find out what we don’t know and need to know, then build upon that. Life is an everyday practice in and of itself, so it goes for all else. A problem that many of us have, I’m speaking from experience here, is that we start practicing but then we get tired and give up or either take a break and settle into break mode. We have to learn to fight past that. This is life, life is work; made all the more difficult when we add on unnecessary suffering. Life is simple, some situations and circumstances can be difficult, but we need not get caught up on that. Difficulty is neither here nor there because we can make it through anything we set our minds to.  The point is, learn to whether the storm, and keep moving. We may be tired but life doesn’t stop, and neither should we. We come out all the stronger when we push through.

Learn, Practice, Repeat. Learn, Practice, Repeat. Learn, Practice, Repeat. 

“Practice makes the master.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

“Repetition is key.” – John Kehoe

There are millions of teachers and leaders around you to learn from about this life experience. All the information and knowledge you need to live, live well, and make the most of this experience is there for you. Find your mentor(s), learn, practice, repeat. Do what serves you. Do what you can for others. Learn, practice, repeat.

Step Up

“Don’t talk, ACT. Don’t say, SHOW. Don’t promise, PROVE.” 

                            – Halle Berry
I’ve used this quote before but it is more relevant and necessary now more than ever. It is absolutely vital that each of us does our part to be a part of our global community. We, as humanity, need to unite and actively work to better ourselves, life, and the world. We must be a part of leaving this world a better place than we found it. 

Life Lesson

Dealing with your own pain is hard enough, but dealing with that of someone else, especially someone you care for and love deeply, is a whole other thing all together. 

You can’t fight someone in their struggle, let alone about their struggle. They have to heal in their own way, in their own time. All you can do is be present for them, patient, understanding, honest, truthful, supportive, and loving. It’s not a walk in the park. Seeing another suffer is one of the absolute worst things that we have to deal with as humans. But it happens. And we have to be there for people in their struggle. They have to deal and we need to be there for them. Because though their struggle affects us, it’s not about us, it’s about them. Remember that. We all have to learn.